Building Tune-Ups

Seattle Building Tune-Ups is a progressive energy efficiency policy that helps building owners identify smart, responsible ways to reduce energy and water costs. Like cars and bikes, all buildings need to be tuned regularly to keep them running as efficiently as possible. Through tune-ups, building owners find operational efficiencies and low- and no-cost fixes that improve building performance and on average reduce building energy use 10-15%.


Alternative Compliance Requests due September 4th, 2018 for buildings 200,000 SF or greater.

Alternative compliance, single-round waiver, and one-year extension request forms are available online. All forms can be downloaded on the How to Comply page. To submit a request, download the form, review all the requirements for the pathway, and submit the completed form with all required documentation to

Building Tune-Ups Workbook Available Online

A Building Tune-Ups Workbook is available to assist building owners and their representatives begin a tune-up. This Microsoft Excel document can serve as a means to collect assessment and corrective action results. 
Tune-Up Summary Reports in the workbook format will be accepted for buildings 200,000 SF or greater until the Seattle Services online portal, which is currently under development, is ready. 
  • View the Tune-Ups Workbook here.
  • Read more about complying with the Building Tune-Ups ordinance on our How to Comply page.